Faeries are divided into two traditional Courts: Seelie and Unseelie. The Unseelie rule over the dark half of the year from Samhain (Oct 31) to Beltane (May 1). During this time, their magic has great strength. The Unseelie fae have great respect for passion, change, mischief. They are sometimes helpful to humans, but it’s a toss up.
As with all Fae, Oaths are a solemn thing and they are bound by their promises. Be cautious however, the Unseelie are a tricksy sort with a penchant for bending the rules and playing on words in order to achieve their own mysterious ends.
The Sidhe (pronounced ‘shee’) are the fae nobility from Celtic history. They are known to be tall and slender, with pointed ears.
High Queen Ounadh of the Sidhe, Queen of Elphame, hails from Knockmaa Hill, near Tuam, in the Olde World of Éire, where she lives with her King. Ounadh (‘ooh-nah’) is known to have excellent command over all the magical arts of glamour, and especially that of shape-shifting.
It is her duty to complete the Tithing every seven years. Along with her companions, Queen Ounadh can frequently be found dancing a fairy ring where she pleases complete with music, revelry and lavish feasts.
Count Albin Morbid III Not all Fae embody dreams of joy, light and hope. Do you know what the Sluagh are? In the Western Isles of Scotland the Sluagh (‘sloo ah’), or Unseelie Fairy Host, was regarded as the souls of the dead flying through the air. Sluagh are thought to have the ability to cross the Veil between worlds back and forth, and speak with ghosts. They are the perfect Winter Fairy, preferring tasteless, moldy food, night, and the colder climes.
Count Morbid is a loyal, if gloomy, member of the court. He prefers spider webs and things that skitter behind you in the dark. But it’s mostly in a creepy sense of fun. Mostly.
The Gobs of Goblin Town:
Weezil: Prime Gnome of the Weald being the first named in the Order of the Gnomes of Wealdsmere.